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Genesis 47:23 Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, [here] is seed for you, and you may sow the land.

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      23-28. Joseph said, Behold, &c.--The lands being sold to the government (Ge 47:19, 20), seed would be distributed for the first crop after the famine; and the people would occupy them as tenants-at-will on the payment of a produce rent, almost the same rule as obtains in Egypt in the present day.

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Brief Summary: The Israelites settle in the land of Goshen in Egypt, Jacob blesses Pharaoh, Joseph sells grain to the Egyptians, Pharaoh receives their cattle and lands, Jacob desires to be buried with his fathers in the land of Canaan.

Outline
1 Joseph presents five of his brethren to Pharaoh
7 Joseph presents his father before Pharaoh
11 Joseph gives them possession of land in Egypt
13 Joseph obtains all the Egyptians money
16 their cattle
18 and their lands, for Pharaoh
22 The priests' land was not bought
23 Joseph lets out the land for a fifth part
28 Jacob's age 147 years old
29 Jacob swears Joseph to bury him with his fathers

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Ancient Customs
Jacob blessed Pharaoh
Cattle
Possession of Land
Pharaoh commanded
the best of the land
famine
money faileth
the land became Pharaoh's
give the fifth part
the land of the priests
hand under my thigh
buryingplace
Swear
bowed
the bed's head

Ancient People
Pharaoh, Joseph, brothers, Jacob
Egyptians
Hebrews

Geography
Egypt
The land of Canaan
The land of Goshen
The land of Rameses

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Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
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